Belmont selections, jockey analysis for Friday, 6/8/18

Five stakes races are on tap at Belmont Park on the day before the Belmont Stakes. We’ll take a look at a pair of them here. In addition to watching and wagering, don’t forget to play FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Belmont Race 9 (Post time: 5:14 p.m. EST) The Grade II New York Stakes…

Off Limits out for more in Jenny Wiley

Female turfers will be in the spotlight at Keeneland on Saturday afternoon in the Grade I, $350,000 Jenny Wiley Stakes. The 1 1/16th-mile grass event drew an accomplished field of 11, led by a Chad Brown-trained trio. Post time for the Jenny Wiley, Race 10 of 11, is 6:12 p.m. EST. As always, feel free…

Berned can make big statement in Barbara Fritchie

Laurel’s biggest card of the winter meet takes place this Saturday and is headlined by the Grade II, $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Stakes for older female sprinters. The seven-furlong heat drew a field of 11. Post time for the Barbara Fritchie, Race 10 of 11, is 5:00 p.m. EST. As always, feel free to take part…

Awesome Banner gets the call in De Francis Dash

The Grade III De Francis Dash drew seven stout sprinters for a six-furlong clash on Laurel Park’s main oval. Some of the east coast’s best short-distance runners will line up for the start at approximately 5:10 p.m. EST. The De Francis Dash is the ninth of 12 races on the day at Laurel. In addition…

Unchained Melody should whistle on home in the Mother Goose

The Grade II, $250,000 Mother Goose Stakes for three-year-old fillies is the feature at Belmont Park this Saturday. Seven runners will go 1 1/16 miles on the main course at approximately 5:50 p.m. EST. It’s the ninth race on a 10-race program at “Big Sandy.” In addition to watching and wagering, be sure to try…

Weekly jockey review, 5/24/17; Castellano’s Pimlico coup

The Preakness Stakes was front-and-center in the horse racing world last week. We’ll review some of the action from Pimlico in addition to our weekly recap of Belmont, Churchill and Santa Anita. As always, be sure to consider this information when taking part in FanXT’s Daily Fantasy Jockey game! Pimlico Javier Castellano stole the show…

Pletcher pair are prime contenders in Black-Eyed Susan

The Grade II, $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes is the feature on Friday’s loaded 14-race card at historic Pimlico Racecourse. The 1 1/8-mile dirt event pits 11 three-year-old fillies against each other, many of whom seek their first graded score. The traditional Preakness eve fixture, the Black-Eyed Susan is headlined by 2017 Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Todd…

Jockey Spotlight: Edgar Prado

Hall-of-Fame jockey Edgar Prado is still riding at the pinnacle of the game at age 49. Though his home base is now the less-lucrative Maryland circuit, he still invades some of the nation’s top horse racing venues looking to take down graded stakes. He has six such victories this year at six different tracks, his…